Book of Lists: 6 & 7

I love a good double feature, don’t you? While I wish we could watch movies like this again {when the kids get older, right?} here’s a list-worthy double feature… because I’ve been slackin’ in the Book of Lists department and need to catch up. :)

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I kept things simple with these, and was happy with how it turned out. {I love that flag stamp. One of my all-time favorite $1 bin finds.} I almost colored the flags, but decided to keep it plain. I may still color them.

Okay, on with the Lists.

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Book of Lists 6 | May 2013 | Always With Me

This began as a simple inventory of my purse, which is always near me, even at home, and happily morphed into more meaningful thoughts on the subject.  I used mini vintage flash cards {c. 1951} I found at the Pink Attic Cat years ago in Downtown Littleton… love that shop.  The woman who owns it always recognizes my friend Tess and I because we devour anything papery when we stop in. We oogle, we ahh, we ponder what to leave with. Stationery is one of the most wonderful things ever, is it not..? We usually leave with little somethings like this for projects…well…like this. So these cards were perfect here.

Always with me:

Favorite pens

Chapstick

Burt’s Bee’s Mint, or Chapstick’s Mint are my faves.

Sunglasses/Sunblock

It’s funny, but ever since I turned 30, I’ve thought more about sunscreen and how I need to use it more often. At first, I always had it for the girls for impromptu park visits, but now for me, too. Don’t forget to put it on your neck and hands as well, ladies!

Tea bags – RR * Yum

RR stands for Raspberry Royale, by Bigelowe. My comfort, go-to, yummy anytime tea.

Memories of Mom

I think of my mom daily, and Miss her. Making these pages was a bit sad because I recently moved all of her craft items over to my house, and they were all sitting next to me, quiet. It made me smile a little though because I think she would’ve loved to work on something like this with me. So I chatted aloud, as if she was there, and told her all about what I was doing and why, just because she would’ve asked me anyway.

Creative Yearnings

I’m always dreaming about working on something. Knitting, doodling, writing…inspiration sparks easy in my head when I’m out and about.

Loved Ones

One of my favorite things is when you’re out somewhere and see something someone you know would love. That confidence that you know them that well is a warm feeling and I love it.

A song, replaying

These days, it’s usually Liv and Natalie’s kid songs… Sometimes, hymns, which is awesome because I’ve never really known lyrics to hymns (thanks, CBS!)… and sometimes it’s just something completely random. Songs from a TV show, for example. I watched an episode of Seinfeld and had Lionel Richie’s “Hello” in my head for a week not long ago… and I only know the chorus. This was unfortunate, because I just kept inwardly singing, “Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?”

My precious Savior – John 14:18, 17:26

If I haven’t written a post yet about why the book of John in the Bible means so much to me, I really need to. This list topic was an excellent reminder that on days when I’m feeling lonely, He is there, and He will see me through it. I love that no matter where I go or what I do, He is faithful to remain! These verses remind me of that.

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Book of Lists 7 | June 2013 | I’d Rather Be…

My mind instantly goes to a trip I typically drift back to when daydreaming, our honeymoon to Port Angeles, WA, in 2005.

I’d Rather Be…

On a plane to Port Angeles * Reliving Our Honeymoon * Admiring Northwest Plantlife * Walking amid lavender * Drinking coffee while overlooking the Juan de Fuca straight * Watching Casablanca at midnight * Carving out special time for you & me

We stayed on the shore of WA, and from the cottage {yes, cottage–so cute} we stayed in, we could see Canada over the straight of water in front of us. Incredible. This was the trip that enamored me to plants… the things they grew there due to the humidity! I couldn’t believe it. Their tulips were as big as wine glasses. I’ll never forget it. And the lavender capital of the US is nearby, in Sequim, WA–they have festivals in the summertime, which I’d love to go to someday (we missed it as we were out there in April). It’s been fun to remember that trip, and how young we were, and how far we’ve come since then! Love steeps and only becomes stronger. R and I really do need to carve out more time for Us Only outings–it was a good reminder for that, too.

So there they are! My belated lists. July’s official topic is Celebrity Crushes…but I’m feelin’ another topic for next month: Favorite Quotes. Gotta love a good quote. More info on the Book of Lists here!

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